Not too much more to report after watching the end of practice tonight. The offense attempted some red zone possessions and wasn’t very successful. Quarterbacks Zach Maynard and Allan Bridgford struggled to complete any passes.
Some other updates:
- Offensive lineman Alex Crosthwaite has a sprained ankle; that is the reason for his walking boot.
- Wide receiver Coleman Edmond is out with a pulled muscle.
- Linebacker D.J. Holt has a broken bone in his hand. Jeff Tedford said he’s fine to play with his cast.
- I didn’t see WR Michael Calvin at the beginning of practice. Not sure if I just missed him or he showed up late, but he was on the field at the end of practice.
Maynard took the first reps at both the beginning and end of practice. But when asked if the quarterback competition is starting to take more shape, Tedford said no.
“Spring is about competing at the quarterback position,” Tedford said. “They’re getting better every day. There is a lot of learning going on. I see them progressing. Maybe by the end of spring, somebody will separate himself.”
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is starting to get some early offseason recognition. Kendricks’ has a toughness about him that translates into good leadership, and now that he is playing in the middle of the field again, he really is emerging as part of the heart and soul of the defense.
“He’s really done a nice job of maturing and being a leader for the defense and the team,” Tedford said. “He’s a veteran. He and D.J. both really understand what we’re doing.”